Circuit rando n°22 - The Porscav circuit

Lampaul-Plouarzel Lampaul-Plouarzel
  • Type Pedestrian
  • Distance 9.4 Km
  • Duration 3h20
  • Walks
Mouth Aber Ildut

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Here and there on the dunes at Porspaul, surrounded by blocks, are pits known as "goémon" ovens. These ovens or burners were used to burn the dry seaweed before it was processed at the factory.

With the circuits published by "Iroise Bretagne", choose quality hiking with official circuits marked and maintained by the Fédération Française de Randonnée du Finistère and Pays d'Iroise Communauté.

Along the way, you'll discover a church, a calvary and typical houses....The Kerludu washhouse, the Milin an Aod cove and the Saint-Egarec chapel. You'll pass the pointe de Beg ar Vir, Porscav viewpoints and a priory.

- Auberge du Vieux Puits to entrance to Milin an Aod valley > Yellow
- Milin an Aod valley to Porspaul beach > White-Red
- Porspaul beach to Auberge du Vieux Puits > Yellow

At the Iroise Bretagne Tourist Office, you'll find hard-copy hiking maps and topoguides published by the Fédération Française de Randonnée du Finistère.

At the bottom of the page, see all the activities and restaurants in the area.

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DEPARTURE: Parking route de Brest 29810 Lampaul-Plouarzel.

This church was originally a chapel, named Chapelle Saint-Sébastien. In the 16th century, the parish church of St-Paul-Aurélien was located closer to the sea and the settlement. However, poorly maintained and built in the dunes, it disappeared under the sands a little more with each storm and was eventually totally abandoned and so forgotten that today its location is still unknown. In 1774, St-Sébastien's chapel was restored and enlarged to become a parish church, and henceforth known as St-Paul-Aurélien.

Iroise Heritage

Take the time to stop off at the Milin An Aod washhouse, well worth a visit!

Here you are at the mouth of the Aber Ildut. Opposite, on the opposite bank, you can see the town of Lanildut, with the Crapaud rock, the fire and the hold of the seaweed harbour.

Beg Ar Groas

Gouerou beach is a well-known surfing spot.

Gouérou Beach

The commune of Lampaul-Plouarzel has two harbors: Porspaul, a beached harbor, and Porscave on the Aber-Ildut, a deepwater harbor in part and a beached harbor in part, in the Milin an aod cove. Both harbors welcome yachtsmen all year round, as well as numerous visitors on stopover.

Every year, the Petites Folies festival takes place on Porspaul beach.

Porspaul harbour

The Saint-Egarec chapel stands on the site of an ancient hermitage dating back to the 6th century. Saint Egarec is said to have been one of Saint Pol Aurelian's companions when he landed in Lampaul-Plouarzel with other Welsh monks. In fact, Saint Egarec is venerated not only in the parish but also in many others in Finistère, where he is said to have the power to cure earaches and deafness.

Iroise Heritage

Saint-Egarec chapel
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